Within the MSGDA program, you will gain hands-on experience with the technologies and information that are revolutionizing the future of medicine.
What if we could revolutionize the future of medicine using genomic data? The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, prepares students for the exciting field of genomic data analytics through a unique combination of foundational coursework in human genetics, cutting-edge courses in the applied life sciences, and an innovative human genomics curriculum. This unique master’s in genomics gives students an opportunity to work side-by-side with future genetic counselors and applied life scientists while gaining hands-on experience with the technologies and information revolutionizing medicine’s future.
In KGI’s first-of-its-kind program, you will gain real industry experience with a hands-on project at a genomics company or clinical lab. Within our School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, you will work side-by-side with future genetic counselors and applied life scientists. You will be able to translate patient sequencing data into clinical recommendations and bridge the gap between research scientists and clinical practitioners through KGI’s master’s in genomics. Learn more about what to expect.
Students in the MSGDA program are required to take a minimum of 65.5 credits over the course of two years of study. The coursework is comprised of required courses, elective courses, and a capstone project. Students are required to declare a concentration by May 1 and will begin taking electives in their 2nd year. Students will also complete a summer internship between years 1 and 2. Learn more.
There are three MSGDA concentrations depending on student interest:
All three concentrations prepare students for a variety of roles in not just the genomics industry, but also academia, pharmacogenomics, and more. Learn more.
Here are the top occupations for KGI graduates from the MSGDA program:
Recent college graduates or those currently employed who are interested in:
Dr. Barbara Fortini joined DNA Today podcast host Kira Dineen to discuss the growing career opportunities in genomic data analytics. She is the Program Director for the Master of Science […]
Dr. Barbara Bailus, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Assistant Professor of Genetics, recently received a distinguished New Investigator Grant from the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) of $500,000 over two […]
In celebration of KGI’s accomplishments during the 2021-2022 academic year, the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences (Riggs School) and School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) hosted […]
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) student Laurel Anderson, MSGDA ’22, is working in collaboration with City of Hope’s Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine (Division of Mathematical Oncology) to develop a […]
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